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RE: XML Core WG Status and Open Actions as of 2014 June 18

From: David Ezell <David_E3@VERIFONE.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:05:27 +0000
To: Paul Grosso <paul@paulgrosso.name>, core <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <54C00E24834FCE47B11EC129A84E7F78884371EE@VF2WDEXMB1.verifone.com>
Hi Folks:
I must give regrets for next week, as I'll be traveling for business in Poland.

Best regards,

From: Paul Grosso [mailto:paul@paulgrosso.name]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:40 AM
To: core
Subject: XML Core WG Status and Open Actions as of 2014 June 18

The XML Core WG telcons are every other week.

Our next telcon will be June 25.

Status and open actions

Adding an xs:numeric type to XML Schema
Norm sent email at
asking us what we think of the fact that the XSLT/XQuery WGs are
considering adding a new union type to the xs: namespace, xs:numeric
which would be a union of decimal, float, and double.

Paul sent a reply at

We discussed this on our last telcon; Norm's email at
is a summary of the discussion and the latest on the subject to date.


XML Potential Errata
Comment that "or by the Byte Order Mark" is lacking in section 4.3.3:

Comment that an entity cannot "begin" with a BOM as suggested in section 4.3.3:

ACTION to John and Henry:  Review and comment on the above two comments
on the discussion of BOMs in section 4.3.3 of the XML spec.


Comment about documents with an "empty DTD":

Henry suggests we could probably make the XML spec clearer here;
see also his comments at

Paul sent the WG response at
and there was more back from the commentor at

ACTION to Henry: Read the post-February 6 email at
and let us know what you think we should do.

Submitting XML Schema 1.1 to ISO
See also

We have decided we will first publish XML Schema 1.1 2E (with
approved errata).  After that, we would send XML Schema 1.1 2E
(only) to ISO.

Loren has offered to do the editorial duties, and David
talked to CMSMCQ about getting some more help in the details.

ACTION to Loren and David:  Produce a publication-ready version
of XML Schema 1.1 2E incorporating the approved errata.

It looks like there are 3 bugs for Structures, none for Datatypes,
but after checking with Michael, he found
which shows 8 errata items whereas bugzilla shows only 3.

We discussed

Henry figures we can just publish this document.

Loren still needs to check with Michael that things
are appropriately checked in and, if so, we should
just push this document through the tool chain and

Paul and Loren have pinged Michael, and he says he will
try to find time soon to reply.

ACTION to Loren and Paul:  Communicate with Michael as
necessary and produce an XML Schema 1.1 2E document.

XML Media types (3023bis)
There is now a February 23 draft at
with a diff at
and a DoC at http://www.w3.org/XML/2012/10/3023bis/07-comments.html
...and finally a March 2 draft at
(I could find no DoC or non-auto diff).

[Henry, the first sentence of the last paragraph of section 2.2
includes the phrase "are given names in in [UNICODE]"--note
the extra "in".]

Paul has sent another WG email of support at

Henry reports that the IESG has tentatively approved the spec.
There we many comments made, though none requiring substantive
changes.  Henry is creating the final draft of the final version.

And Wendy Seltzer has acknowledged that the W3C is now the official
change controller for all the XML related media type registrations.

Henry reports that we are in the real end game.
Review is over, and it is in the RFC editor queue.
We will get an RFC number soon-ish.

But later Henry says that xml-mediatypes RFC is stalled waiting
for HTTPbis.

XInclude 1.1


On 2012 February 14, we published

XInclude 1.1 Requirement and Use Cases


On 9 October 2012, we published our FPWD of XInclude 1.1 at


On 15 January 2013, we published our (first) Last Call of

XInclude 1.1 at


and Paul sent the transition announcement at


(also cc-ing the chairs mailing list).

On 2013 October 8, we published the XInclude 1.1 CR at


Norm reports that Michael Kay's code just accesses Xerces code,

so Norm might have to work with Xerces.

DV reports that he is busy and so cannot commit to a deadline

for adding XInclude 1.1 support to libxml.

ACTION to Norm:  Continue to work toward getting XInclude 1.1

implementations and document them in our implementation report.

Note also the desire for another test case for the XInclude test suite per


Norm may see if he knows anyone still working on Xerces.

Norm is planning to write a SAX filter to implement XInclude 1.1.

He believes this will lead to a way for using XInclude 1.1 with

Saxon's XSLT processor and most any other Java based tool.

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